Tuesday, April 6, 2010

No fertilized eggs in my basket.

Hi Friends!  I wanted to update that my period showed up the day before Easter, so as my title states, there were no fertilized eggs in my so-called "basket" this Easter.  I did not even get to use my pregnancy test!  But everyone will be so proud that I did not test once (no, not even with an internet cheapie test) this entire cycle!  I had prayed for extra supernatural willpower this month in that department, and God granted my prayer! You can't get everything all at once, right?

I have also contacted a doctor (about 3 hours away) who uses NaproTechnology!  So I'll be interested to see if she will take me on as a patient.  

In other news, I have started praying one prayer a day for Pope Benedict for the next 50 days.  The Cardinal Newman Society has organized an Eastertide bouquet of prayers for the pope.  I'm kind of excited about this because it's something spiritual that I can do for the next 50 days.  I really enjoy Advent and Lent because they are organized times that kind of direct you toward a spiritual "end" (ie., Christmas and Easter, respectively) and after these days of preparation are over, I'm left wanting more, so I figure this is a great way to have another spiritual "focus" for 50 more days and certainly our pope could use some prayer warriors right about now!

We have been busy with work and preschool and Easter and preparing for Isabel's birthday.  It's hard to believe that she will be 4 this year, and part of me wistfully speculates on the future....even if we got pregnant now, she would be nearly 5 before she had another sibling.  It makes me sad that she will be so far apart from a brother or sister.  She will in fact be more like a "little mommy" than a sibling.  And although I know I would be extremely blessed to be able to get pregnant and have another healthy baby, a part of me is still extremely sad about how far apart they would be.

At the same time, I'm trying to be thankful that I can spend all my love, time and resources on my sweet little Isabel right now.  While I try not to be indulgent with material things, she is certainly in a position where we can afford to spend a little more on her birthday or Christmas or various outings than we could if we had several other children, so for the moment I just have to "be there"....live in the moment of being able to devote all my attention to her. 

Praying that the glorious resurrection of our Savior brought you great joy and hope this Easter!  What a special day we have to remember the hope we have in our Lord, even when we are going through our own personal trials and challenges.


Anonymous said...

sweetie, i'm 10 yrs apart from my sibling. Try focusing on what the benefits are.

doctorgianna said...

I totally understand your concerns about child spacing. I wrote a post about my anxieties about it a little while back. http://doctorgianna.blogspot.com/2010/02/child-spacing.html
You are taking good advantage of having Isabel to yourself for this time. Our plan is not always God's plan, but it is the plan that will bring you closest to Him!

WheelbarrowRider said...

Good for you to be making the most of this time with your daughter. I am grateful to be pregnant with my second right now, but I also think about how, as I get bigger, I won't have the energy for things. And how I am tired now in the first trimester, and can't do as much.
My closest sister in age to me is five years and we are the best of friends. I think our age did matter more when we were younger, but ever since I turned 15, she was a best friend for life. There is always good and bad in every situation and as anonymous said, try and focus on the benefits.

Ann G. said...

I was so happy to hear that you have checked into NaPro Technology and have contacted a physician.
Right before I checked your blog this morning I was on Mark Mallett's blog. I don't know if you know him but he's a Catholic evangelist and musician from Canada. He has a song called "How Long". I haven't heard it in a while so I decided to listen to it from his site. I had minimized it while I read yours. As I was reading your words and listening to Mark's song I felt strongly that you were the one that was supposed to hear this song. It may sound goofy but I think God wants me to pass this on to you:http://www.markmallett.com/blog/?p=748
If you can't find it, go to Mark's blog and type in How Long. Then scroll to the video he's posted on that day.
God bless you!

Joy Beyond the Cross said...

CD1 was Holy Thursday for me, so I understand the comment about no fertilized eggs in your Easter Basket! I am excited you are seeing a Napro doc soon. I have been very happy with my Napro doc thus far. God Bless you!

Kathleen's Catholic said...

My father was an only child for ten years, then he was followed by three more children. During those ten years, Dad was an only grandchild on both sides...and he loved it! Knowing what kind of man Dad is, and what kind of father he turned out to be, I can assume that decade of formative years were very beneficial to him. My aunt (who is child #2) also adores my dad, her big brother. And she's told me lots of wonderful stories about having a big, big brother; it was a very special part of her childhood! One never knows what wonderful plans God has in store for our families.

Pamela said...

Best of Luck with the NaPro! So good to hear people are taking advantage of this wonderful technology. I know someone who miscarried 3 times, then used this and has now conceived 3 times to full term. I will pray for you. God Bless!